Homecoming and Family Weekend

On Oct. 8 and 9, Knight pride will ignite on campus as the University community—including alumni and families—join Arcadia students to celebrate Arcadia’s unrivaled educational experiences. 

We're making our own traditions.

It's Homecoming & Family Weekend—Arcadia style. Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and families, celebrate your pride for the Scarlet and Grey during a weekend full of festivities. From Grey Towers Castle Ghost Tours to a Movie Knight and Fireworks on Haber Green, get ready for a homecoming experience that is uniquely Arcadia!

Registrants must check-in and pick up their tickets for in-person events at the Blankley Alumni House check-in tent. Check-in is open on Friday, Oct. 8 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary refreshments, spirit items, and more are also available at the check-in tent while supplies last.

Even if you missed the online registration deadline, you can still join us this weekend. Just visit the Homecoming & Family Weekend Check-In Tent between the hours of 4:30 and 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, where you can register for any activity that is not sold out. 

Plus, the first 100 registrants to enter ArcadiaFest on Saturday will receive a complimentary Homecoming & Family Weekend T-Shirt!

View the Knights on the Town promotions here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pick up my tickets?

Tickets must be picked up for in-person events at the Blankley Alumni House check-in tent. Check-in is available on Friday, Oct. 8 from 3:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary refreshments, spirit items, and more are also available at the check-in tent while supplies last.

How do I pay for athletic game tickets?

All athletic tickets require cash and can be paid upon arrival at the game location. An ATM is located in the lower level of the Kuch Center (by the elevator).

Where can I park?

On-campus parking for Homecoming & Family Weekend is free. Friday, we recommend parking in Lot 1 or Lot 13. Saturday we suggest parking in Lot 9, Lot 10, or Lot 14. Take a look at the campus map for parking locations.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

Homecoming & Family Weekend will take place rain or shine, so be sure to check the forecast and dress for the weather. In the slight chance inclement weather requires us to cancel an activity, you will be notified via email. We will strive to share an update at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

If I did not pre-register for an activity, can I still attend?

Online registration is closed, but in-person attendees are welcome to register for any activity that is not sold out at the Homecoming & Family Weekend check-in tent at Blankley Alumni House. Onsite registration for ArcadiaFest and Movie Knight must be paid using the online system at check-in. Unfortunately, we cannot collect cash for the ArcadiaFest and Movie Knight events.

When will I receive the link to attend virtual events?

The links for virtual events are included on the schedule below. Registrants of virtual events will also receive a link to login at least 24 hours in advance of the start of their event. Please note all events follow Eastern Standard Time.

Full Schedule

Featured Events

Friday, Oct. 8, 7 to 9 p.m.
Blankley Alumni House Tent

The community will come together for a fall-inspired party, complete with pumpkin decorating, candle making, scarecrow crafting, fire pits, s'mores, a caramel apple bar, and fall tasting menu. We'll also pay homage to our Beaver College song contest tradition with a karaoke session.

Fired Up! Block Party – SOLD OUT

Friday, Oct. 8, 7 to 9 p.m.
Blankley Alumni House Tent

The community will come together for a fall-inspired party, complete with pumpkin decorating, candle making, scarecrow crafting, fire pits, s'mores, a caramel apple bar, and fall tasting menu. We'll also pay homage to our Beaver College song contest tradition with a karaoke session.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Event

Join Dr. Ajay Nair, President of Arcadia University, for a special campus update and state of the union report. Learn what is in store for the future of this great institution and how you will play a role in the continued growth and success of Arcadia University.

State of the U: Arcadia & Presidential Update

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Event

Join Dr. Ajay Nair, President of Arcadia University, for a special campus update and state of the union report. Learn what is in store for the future of this great institution and how you will play a role in the continued growth and success of Arcadia University.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Current and future Arcadia volunteers, this event is for you! You'll kick-start your morning with the State of the U Address with President Nair to learn what is in store for the future of this great institution. Then, through insightful professional development sessions and engaging workshops, you'll strengthen your leadership skills and identify your volunteer strengths.

The Volunteers in Partnership Summit will also equip and empower you with the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to become the strongest volunteers, advocates, and "doers" you can be for your fellow alumni and alma mater.

Volunteers in Partnership Summit

Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Current and future Arcadia volunteers, this event is for you! You'll kick-start your morning with the State of the U Address with President Nair to learn what is in store for the future of this great institution. Then, through insightful professional development sessions and engaging workshops, you'll strengthen your leadership skills and identify your volunteer strengths.

The Volunteers in Partnership Summit will also equip and empower you with the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to become the strongest volunteers, advocates, and "doers" you can be for your fellow alumni and alma mater.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 to 6 p.m.
Haber Green

The must-attend event of Homecoming & Family Weekend brings together the entire community to celebrate 20 years of Arcadia University and our 168-year legacy of excellence. With delicious food, yard games, special performances, and so much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m.

ArcadiaFest & Fireworks: Celebrating 20 Years of Arcadia University

Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 to 6 p.m.
Haber Green

The must-attend event of Homecoming & Family Weekend brings together the entire community to celebrate 20 years of Arcadia University and our 168-year legacy of excellence. With delicious food, yard games, special performances, and so much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 8

Knights on the Town

5 to 7 p.m.
While you're in town for Homecoming & Family Weekend, be sure to check out Glenside and the surrounding area attractions. Choose from several restaurants to grab a bite to eat and stop in local businesses that are offering special discounts and promotions exclusively for the Arcadia community.

Campus Tours

5:30 to 7 p.m.
Our student Ambassador tour guides are ready to take you on a tour and show you everything that makes Arcadia University their home away from home. Tours will leave from Grey Towers Castle every 15 minutes and last for 45 minutes.

Fired Up! Block Party – SOLD OUT

7 to 9 p.m.
Blankley Alumni House Tent

Arcadia Ghost Tour – SOLD OUT

Friday, 9 p.m.
Grey Towers Castle

Just in time for spooky season, the Society for Castle Restoration takes you on a chilling tour of Arcadia University. Hear stories of Arcadia's past and the ghostly figures said to still walk the halls of Grey Towers Castle.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Alumni & Family Classes

11 a.m. to Noon
Join some of Arcadia University’s most prominent faculty and indulge in the academic experience of our current students. You'll learn from experts and see firsthand how Arcadia faculty can inspire your ambition to positively impact the world!

Knights on the Town

Noon to 2 p.m.
While you're in town for Homecoming & Family Weekend, be sure to check out Glenside and the surrounding area attractions. Choose from several restaurants to grab a bite to eat and stop in local businesses that are offering special discounts and promotions exclusively for the Arcadia community.

Field Hockey Game: Arcadia v. King’s College

Noon 
Jean Lenox West Field

H.E.R Series: Zumba Event

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
To strengthen alumni activism while building a sense of community, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University has developed a new three-part series event: H.E.R. (Helping to Encourage Reconnection). The first event in this series promotes healthy and active lifestyles within the Black/African-American community and features an action-packed Zumba Class with music and moves to keep us all entertained.

Campus Tours

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Our student Ambassador tour guides are ready to take you on a tour and show you everything that makes Arcadia University their home away from home. Tours will leave from Grey Towers Castle every 15 minutes and last for 45 minutes.

Women’s Soccer Game: Arcadia v. Misericordia University

2:30 p.m. 
Jean Lenox West Field

ArcadiaFest & Fireworks: Celebrating 20 Years of Arcadia University

3 to 6 p.m.
Haber Green

Men’s Soccer Game: Arcadia v. Misericordia University

5:30 p.m.
Jean Lenox West Field

BINGO Knight – SOLD OUT

6 to 7 p.m.
Castle Tent

We're bringing an all-time Arcadia favorite to Homecoming & Family Weekend: BINGO Knight! Come play 10 exciting games of BINGO to win some fabulous Arcadia swag.

Movie Knight, followed by an Arcadia Fireworks show

7 p.m.
Haber Green

Bring your chairs and blankets to Haber Green, grab your popcorn, and sit back and relax during our outdoor Movie Knight featuring Disney's Soul.

Fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m.

Virtual Opportunities

State of the U: Arcadia & Presidential Update

Saturday, 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Join a live stream of President Nair's remarks with the ability to comment and submit questions.

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Volunteers in Partnership Summit

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual attendees will join a livestream of presentations, join breakout rooms, and have the ability to interact, engage, and ask questions.

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Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Virtual Viewing Party

Saturday, 10 a.m. to Noon
You are invited to attend the Arcadia Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Virtual Viewing Party. Watch and enjoy this special celebration honoring outstanding contributors to the Arcadia Athletics program and recognizing their extraordinary achievements.

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Alumni & Family Classes

Saturday, 11 a.m. to Noon
View the Alumni & Family classes from your home (or office!) and experience how Arcadia faculty can inspire your ambition to positively impact the world!

JOIN VIRTUAL EVENT

Field Hockey Game: Arcadia v. King’s College

Saturday, Noon 

JOIN VIRTUAL EVENT

Women’s Soccer Game: Arcadia v. Misericordia University

Saturday, 2:30 p.m. 

JOIN VIRTUAL EVENT

Men’s Soccer Game: Arcadia v. Misericordia University

Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

JOIN VIRTUAL EVENT

More Information

Please note: Homecoming and Family Weekend Events are subject to change. Arcadia University will not issue a refund unless the event for which you registered is canceled.

Questions?

alumni@arcadia.edu
215-517-2566

We aim to ensure that Homecoming & Family Weekend is accessible to all. We have reserved a limited amount of fee waivers that are available for registrants experiencing financial difficulties. Please contact alumni@arcadia.edu for more information on receiving a registration fee waiver.